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Open data NMBS/SNCB


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Presentation by Arnaud Wattiez at Open Belgium 2017.

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Open data NMBS/SNCB

  1. 1. #OpenData SNCB Arnaud Wattiez Systems & Digital Innovation Manager @awattiez
  2. 2. 22 In the past SNCB was not always open to the concept of Open Data or data sharing 16 / 06 / 2010 “Een student informatica, Yeri Tiete, had eind 2008 het ingenieuze idee om een mobiel platform te ontwikkelen voor treinreizigers met een iPhone. Deze week kreeg hij het bericht van NMBS, dat net zelf een iPhone-applicatie heeft uitgebracht, onmiddellijk te stoppen met zijn platform.”
  3. 3. We have changed… # New Commercial Strategy # B-Open # Digital Innovations # Open Data # Help you innovate with our data
  4. 4. 44 Availability of scheduled timetables (planned data) • Available on SNCB website since 22/09/2015 • Format used is GTFS Standard (General Transit Feed Specifications) • For free but requires the signature of a contract with SNCB • Already 270 contract requests since 22/09/2015 (major players, startups, institutions, individuals) • 24 contracts were signed • 246 awaiting reception from the third party Current Open data initiative within SNCB
  5. 5. 55 Introducing Real Time GTFS… • Final tests Phase • Available on SNCB website from March 2017 • Format used is GTFS Real Time • License • Own license • For free but requires the signature of a contract with SNCB • Distribution through API’s is welcome  Current Open data initiative within SNCB
  6. 6. 66 What’s next? • Promotion of your creations on our websites - - • Other types of data Current Open data initiative within SNCB